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Update on EC proposals to amend UCITS, AIFMD, EuVECA and ELTIF to facilitate cross-border distribution

On 12 March 2018, the European Commission issued a proposal for a new regulation (the Regulation) and a new directive (the Directive) concerning the cross-border distribution of collective investment funds amending inter alia UCITS (the UCITS Directive), AIFMD, EuVECA and EuSEF (the Proposals). Please find below a summary of the main changes under the Proposals. What will change under the Proposals?

MEES: What information is required to register an exemption?

By Maria Connolly Since 1 April, it has been unlawful for a landlord to let a property with an EPC rating of below E, unless an exemption has been registered on the PRS Exemptions Register. The government has released guidance on the evidence required to register an exemption on the PRS Exemptions Register…

Getting the Deal Through: Fund Management 2018, Luxembourg edition

Fund Management traces the regulatory and legislative obligations facing fund managers balancing the need to maximise investment returns whilst also ensuring adequate investor protections in an increasingly challenging regulatory environment. Topics are written by leading experts and include: authorities responsible for fund regulation; licensing processes; territorial scope of regulation; required authorisations of fund marketing activities; […]

Financial Regulatory News Updates – April 2018

The Financial Regulatory News Updates: an overview in which Loyens & Loeff’s Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights recent legislative developments and publications of supervisory authorities in the financial markets…

Dutch coal exit proposed by new draft bill

On 19 May 2018 the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (hereinafter: ‘the Minister’) published its draft bill (in Dutch only) on the Prohibition of the use of coal by power producers for public consultation (hereinafter: ‘the draft bill’). The basis of the draft bill derives from international (the Paris Agreement in 2015) and national (the […]

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Birchams posts record year profits

Westminster-based firm Bircham & Co has posted record profits for the last financial year. Birchams’ turnover has soared to more than u10m – a 16 per cent increase on the previous year. Targets were beaten in every one of the firm’s departments. Birchams’ partner count has also reached an all-time high of 24 with the […]

Stephenson Harwood loses three partners

Stephenson Harwood’s top insolvency partner and two other partners are set to leave the firm. Insolvency partner Geoff Woolf and banking partner Paul Diss are understood to be joining SJ Berwin. Litigation partner Roger Brown is going to Herbert Smith. They had all been at Stephenson Harwood for more than 20 years. All three cite […]

Financing

Allen & Overy, led by partner David Morley, advised a six-bank group of arrangers, including Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and UBS, on the US$16bn bid financing put in place for Spanish oil company Repsol’s bid for Argentina’s largest privately owned company, YPF. Freshfields advised the borrower.

Dibbs hires brewery specialist for EU dept

Dibb Lupton Alsop has added a brewing sector specialist partner to its EU competition team. Martin Rees was formerly deputy director and senior legal adviser of the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association, where he spent just over a decade. But his position at the association has now been abolished after it decided to buy in […]

Solicitors duck for cover as protesters target City rich

Freshfields’ City office was reportedly paint-balled, hit by custard pies and abseiled down by protesters, and City lawyers donned mufti to protect themselves from rioters campaigning against global capitalism in the Square Mile last Friday. Linklaters, Lovell White Durrant, Dibb Lupton Alsop and Herbert Smith were among firms on the protesters’ route who followed police […]

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